General Interest - Quick TakesSenate energy committee reports energy billA US Senate committee on May 26 reported comprehensive energy legislation that raises a proposed mandate for ethanol in gasoline and lacks two key provisions supported by the oil and gas industry.The bill, by the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, would phase in a mandate that US gasoline contain 8 billion gal/year of ethanol by 2012 (OGJ Online, May 26, 2005). Earlier proposals, including one in an energy bill passed Apr. 21, set the peak ethanol requirement at 5 billion gal/year.The full Senate must vote on the bill, which the committee passed by a vote of 21-1.Measures sought by the oil and gas industry an...

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